NEIGHBOURS have been told “sit down and talk” after a row about noise saw a hotelier hauled before a town hall panel.
The Oban House Hotel on Osborne Road, South Shore, has been issued with a formal warning by Blackpool Council but has had no measures taken against its licence.
Councillors advised both parties to resolve the issues after neighbours claimed they could not get any sleep due to constant noise from drunken guests returning late at night.
Next door neighbour Patricia Freeman, who applied for the licence review, said she had been disturbed by guests returning late, drunk, ringing the doorbell, and by karaoke sessions.
She added: “On two occasions my husband has had to take the day off work because he hadn’t been to sleep. We simply want to sleep at night.”
But Marie McLean, who runs the hotel, said she did everything possible to ensure her guests were quiet.
She added: “Sometimes I do have to help people up the stairs to bed, but I haven’t sold them the drink. When I go to bed, our bar is not open.”
The panel issued the hotel with a formal warning to say it could not hold regulated entertainment.
Panel chairman Coun Adrian Hutton said: “I think the only way some of these issues are to be resolved is if both parties sit down and talk amicably about the situation.”